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Atlantic 10 signs new television deals for basketball with ESPN, CBS and NBC

Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 1:39 PM
UPDATE: The Big 5 schedule at the bottom of the post has been corrected. Apologies for the initial error. The Atlantic 10 announced Tuesday morning that it has signed an extensive set of television broadcast deals with ESPN, CBS and NBC. They will all start in the 2013-14 season and run through the... Read more

Live updates: Villanova at Penn

Saturday, September 22, 2012, 2:24 PM
Time: 3:30 p.m. EDT Venue: Franklin Field, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: The Comcast Network (Scott Graham and Kevin Reilly)/WPEN 950-AM (Joe Eichhorn and Ryan Fannon)/WFIL 560-AM (Brian Seltzer and Hench Murray) This is, admittedly, the lesser of the two games on the local college football scene this... Read more

Video: Villanova's Sheila Reid finally wins at the Penn Relays

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 10:02 PM
Sheila Reid finally has her Penn Relays watch. Villanova's anchor leg in the college women's distance medley relay talks about what it took to lead the Wildcats to the Championship of America at the 2012 Penn Relays. (Video by Joe Juliano/The Philadelphia Inquirer) Read more

Video: Local college storylines at Penn Relays

Thursday, April 26, 2012, 4:27 PM
Joe Juliano and I got together for a quick chat Thursday afternoon to look at some of the major storylines for local college teams at the Penn Relays. We discussed whether Villanova's Sheila Reid can finally add a Championship of America to her long résumé of success; whether Villanova's... Read more

Penn's Zack Rosen wins Big 5 Player of the Year

Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 3:55 PM
When Zack Rosen got to Penn four years ago, his potential as a program leader became clear almost right away. But few people, if anyone, could have forseen at that point just how extraordinary Rosen's career on 33rd Street would be. Rosen never made it to college basketball's version of the promised... Read more

The soul of the Big East

Sunday, February 26, 2012, 12:44 PM
WASHINGTON - Sometimes I write posts based on facts, and sometimes I write posts based on opinions. This post is squarely in the latter category, save for a few facts that should be established at the start. On Saturday, I watched a college basketball game between a private university with an undergraduate... Read more

Big 5 Hall of Fame class announced

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 1:34 PM
I know I haven't been the only person wondering when the Big 5 Hall of Fame class would finally be announced. The news finally came down Thursday afternoon. This year's class is: - Marc Jackson, Temple - Matt Maloney, Penn - Kelly Greenberg, La Salle (later coached at Penn) - Jenn Beisel, Villanova -... Read more

Surveying the city with Joe Lunardi

Saturday, January 21, 2012, 4:38 PM
Before the Temple-Maryland game Saturday morning at the Palestra, I spent a few minutes chatting with Joe Lunardi about postseason scenarios for the city’s teams and leagues. It is getting to be that time of year where the bracketologist and St. Joe’s radio analyst is quite busy... Read more

Video: Moore leads Temple past 'Nova

Sunday, December 11, 2011, 12:37 AM
Ramone Moore scored 32 points to lead Temple over Big 5 rival Villanova on Saturday.'s Jonathan Tannenwald reports from the Liacouras Center with the Inquirer's Joe Juliano and Keith Pompey. Read more

Live blog: Villanova at Temple

Saturday, December 10, 2011, 1:20 PM
Time: 5:00 p.m. EST Venue: The Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, Pa. TV/Radio: ESPN2 (Mike Breen and LaPhonso Ellis)/WPEN 950-AM (Villanova)/WPHT 1210-AM (Temple) I don't think I need to say much more than this: it's the game of the year in the Big 5. So follow along and fire away with your own comments... Read more
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Soft Pretzel Logic is's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

Reach Jonathan at or 215-854-2330.

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